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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Our Age-Friendly City

Yesterday, Nick joined Helen Raptis on KATU’s AM Northwest to talk about the vital role of older adults in our community.

 

The City of Portland is proud to partner with Age-Friendly Portland, Elders in Action, AARP Oregon, Portland State University's Institute on Aging, and other local organizations to ensure that Portland is a city that works for people of all ages.

 

In 2013, the City Council adopted an Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland, a framework to help us address the unique needs of older adults. Since then, we’ve made great progress in increasing civic engagement, volunteerism, economic development, employment and more.

 

Nick serves on the Advisory Committee for Age-Friendly Portland, which is working hard to keep the Action Plan on track, and is also the City Council liaison to Elders in Action.

 

For older adults with time to give - now is the perfect time to get involved! There are so many ways to volunteer in our community. Read kindergarteners a book at your local elementary school. Attend a City Council hearing. Become a foster parent. Serve on a committee. Get involved in your neighborhood association. Mentor a child. Help a small business get started. Seek opportunities where your lifetime of experience can benefit our city!

 

Visit Age-Friendly Portland’s website for more information about how to get involved.

 

AARP: Making Portland an Age-Friendly City

Janice Bangs in KATU News